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Charisma 2.0 is the ability to lie all the time and look more authentic because of it. #happyinaugurationday
To all who wished me a happy birthday on our beloved social media, and in particular to those well wishers I couldn’t reply personally: Thank you very much for all your kind words, they inspire me to celebrate my 38th birthday with 365 days of inspiration. I am determined to keep up my writing in …
Give what we can because I think every dollar spent on things like malaria prevention, de-worming, girl’s education or clean drinking water as morally superior to lavish consumption. You will certainly have heard of the (in my view only) plausible objection to the practice of philanthropy, which is that it diverts our collective attention from much …
During the last days of a year that was filled with the perceived horrors of the untimely death of several celebrity actors and popstars, as well as the real horror of the destruction of Aleppo, I want to sit back and reflect. A word that illustrates our quick march towards unadulterated cynicism that characterized the …
hyper-realistic human holograms of virtual citizens. You can only interact with them through your phone.
Blowing up two towers to justify spending billions on military contractors is easier than blowing up two bridges to justify spending billions on infrastructure contractors.
Social media – Jackalls and hypes?
Since it has become part of my daily life I would like to describe once again my thoughts about coping with bullshit labor.
Perform your bullshit jobs on music and a 30 minutes task becomes just too short for a Mozart sonata
Give her a break, her first boyfriend was an AI
There are some very good arguments for the basic income, eloquently summed up in numerous articles such as this piece in the Finland, Sweden, the Rifkin and Paul bloody revolution. Henry Ford’s insight, that he had to make sure his workers can buy the very cars they produce, becomes obsolete. Wages cease to be the …
Authoritarian upbringing: If you misbehave, you don’t get any food.
Modern parenting: If you misbehave, your food won’t taste good.
We are a Dutch-Korean family; our daughter was born in 2013. We work as independent writers and we get by. We are not dependent on any specific location for our work, so when we choose where we want to live we ask ourselves “do we fit in?” or “do people like us here because of …